With the news that England is now in another national lockdown till at least December 2nd, it was decided to get this newsletter out a day earlier this week. Churches have been closed again except for individual prayer, so we are once again on Zoom and Facebook only, until further notice. We have also decided that Children's Sabbath School will move back to Saturday/Sabbath Morning on Zoom at 10am.
Psalm 23 is the best known Psalm from the Bible. It gives emphasis to the stability that God provides the Psalmist during life threatening situations. The same stability and comfort is offered to all who take refuge in Jesus. Psalm 23:4 says "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; For You are with me;Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me
." The valley and shadows tend to become deeper and longer as we mature in life. But the Lord's light shines brighter and brighter, no matter how dark our surroundings become. Faith is daring to trust the Lord at all times, and especially at times like these.
The Week of Prayer readings can be found by clicking on the Adventist World image. Th
e theme this year is on "Reach the World: Faithfulness in Christian Lifestyle." We will start the week of Prayer this Saturday / Sabbath November 7th at 3pm on Zoom. This will also include a time for short testimonies, and will conclude with a Communion Service. We will also meet each night from Sunday through the week of prayer at 7pm on Zoom. This will replace our normal Monday Night and Friday Night Study that week. Week of prayer will conclude on Saturday / Sabbath November 14th as part of our Family Service.
Our Family Service will be on Zoom and Facebook on Saturday/Sabbath at 11.15am. The service this week will include a message from the book of Esther, called "The Life Decree". There will also be a children's story.
Blessings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
- Pastor Mark Borrett